DAVID BICA, RYAN A. SPROUSE, JOSEPH ARMEN
Foot fractures range widely in severity, prognosis, and treatment. Healing rates also vary considerably depending on the patient's age and comorbidities. This article provides general healing times for the most common types of foot fractures seen in primary care: metatarsal...
FRANCESCA M. CIMINO, KATHERINE A.M. SNYDER
Because of the increasing number of surviving transplant recipients, care is gradually shifting to the primary care physician's office. Immunosuppressive therapy accounts for more than 50% of transplant-related deaths, often due to infections and other risks related to long...
ALLEN PERKINS, GERALD LIU
Primary brain tumors include any tumor that arises from the brain structures. The most common symptoms are headache and seizures, and patients may also experience unilateral weakness and personality changes. Diagnosis depends on brain imaging and histopathology. Treatment...
STANLEY M. KOZAKOWSKI, KIMBERLY BECHER, TATE HINKLE, REID BLACKWELDER, CLIFTON KNIGHT, JR., ASHLEY BENTLEY, PERRY A. PUGNO
This article answers many of the common questions that medical students ask about the specialty of family medicine. It describes the crucial role that family physicians have in the evolving health care environment, the scope of practice, the education and training of family...
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STEVEN R. BROWN, JAY SIWEK
American Family Physician (AFP) continuously strives to keep up with the times and with the needs of our readers. This month, we are proud to announce the debut of our twice-a-month podcast that will highlight key points from each issue of AFP.
VINCE WINKLERPRINS, JAY SIWEK
Practicing family physicians are role models for medical students. This Editorial and related article provide the guidance physicians need to counsel students about career choices in family medicine.
AARON SAGUIL, REBECCA LAUTERS
Quinine is moderately effective in decreasing the frequency and intensity of muscle cramps, but it is also associated with an increase in minor adverse effects. In addition, there is a risk of rare but serious adverse effects.
Electronic cigarettes with nicotine increase smoking cessation rates compared with placebo, with effectiveness similar to that of nicotine patches. In addition, more patients using electronic cigarettes with nicotine were able to halve their use of cigarettes than those using...
ELIZABETH SEIVERLING, DANIEL McLAUGHLIN, OBSITU KELIFA
A teenager presented with a tender red papule on his finger.
NITA SHRIKANT KULKARNI
Moderate-quality to high-quality evidence suggests that steroids, when added to antibiotics and usual care, can improve outcomes in the treatment of CAP. Benefits include reduced hospital length of stay, decreased time to clinical stability, and lower rates of mechanical...
The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Diabetes Association (ADA) joined together to release statements on preventing CVD in persons with diabetes.
Studies show that 1 in 3 patients experiences global improvement in back pain symptoms at 10 days, while 1 in 4 patients experiences medication adverse effects. Read more.
DONALD C. POMPAN
A tumor that begins anywhere in the brain is called a primary brain tumor.
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